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March 26-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, March 29 • 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Panel: Open Networking Driving Data Center and Cloud Innovation - Moderated by Cliff Grossner, IHS Markit

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Open networking encourages innovation through collaboration. Open specifications and the reference code also allow vendors to leverage external networking competencies to formulate and commercialize new technologies at a rapid pace. Within a few years, the open source community has produced several breakthrough projects in cloud, NFV, SDN, and big data analytics. A switchover from closed to open networks will be essential to a high-tech economy. With this decision comes many potential challenges: deciding the key enabling technologies for Open Networking, avoiding OINO (Open-In-Name-Only) traps, picking through different open APIs options for Open Networking. This panel will explore the growing importance of open networking in driving creative, scientific and technological advancement, including automation leveraging AI and machine learning (ML).

Moderators
avatar for Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director & Advisor, IHS Markit
"Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director & Advisor for the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit technology . He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin Deierling

Kevin Deierling is VP of marketing at Mellanox Technologies, responsible for enterprise, cloud, storage, big data, and machine learning businesses. Previously he served as VP of technology at Genia Technologies, Chief Architect at Silver Spring Networks, and VP marketing and business... Read More →
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Andre Fredette

Technical Director, Networking, Red Hat
Andre Fredette is the Technical Director for Networking in the Red Hat Office of the CTO, where he and his team work on emerging open source technologies in support of networking for cloud computing and NFV in projects like OpenDaylight, OPNFV and fd.io. Andre and his team also work... Read More →
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Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Data Center Group & CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel
Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture... Read More →
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Bhavani Krishnan

VP of Program and Product Management, CENGN
Bhavani is the VP of Program and Product Management at CENGN. She has 25+ years experience in the Telecom Services sector with Bell Canada, and in Product Management at Cisco Systems. Some of her notable career achievements include, the launch of the first data network in Canada... Read More →
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Ali Tizghadam

Chief Network Softwarization Architect, TELUS Communications Inc
Ali Tizghadam is a member of TELUS team acting as chief architect of network softwarization initiative. Ali earned his PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto in 2009. Before pursuing his PhD Ali has been working for over 10 years in Telecom... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

Attendees (43)